Sat, Mar 25
12:00 PM- 4:00 PM
We are proud to partner with the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens to bring you this Open Day.
Private gardens are open 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Start your day at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens (open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Day Passes and maps will be available here.
Admission: Purchase day passes ($30 for five private gardens) available only at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, OR pay $7 per person at each private garden. Admission to Cummer Museum is included.
Experts in the Garden
An exclusive tour of the newly restored English Garden will be offered with Garden Landscape Designer Carolyn Lindsay at 10:30 a.m., and a tour of the Olmsted Garden with Barbara Arnold will be offered at 11 a.m. After the tours, plan to have lunch in the Cummer Café. We encourage you to contact the café to secure your reservation 904.899.6022.
- Garden of Juli & Hal Catlin
Strolling through the canopied avenues of Avondale you will happen upon a quintessential 1923 Georgian Revival-style house where Hal and Juli Catlin have lived and raised a family for the last thirty years.
- Garden of Pam & Jake Ingram
It is quickly apparent that this yard is not like the others on the block: the front yard is a bit un-tamed, utilizing only North Florida native species and there is no lawn.
- Garden of Patricia Houlihan & Richard Skinner
This piece of Avondale history influenced a landscape that would complement the architecture and give something back to the neighborhood.
- Garden of Richard & Rebecca Stein
The Stein garden, built along the St. Johns River, is a traditional southern garden
- Garden of Yvonne & Scott Gillis
This garden has been undergoing a renovation/transformation over the past two years.
- The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
The Cummer Gardens, acknowledged by the National Register of Historic Places, have a fascinating history and bear the imprint of some of the foremost names in landscape design and horticulture...